The Heatwave Plan for England is intended to protect people from heat-related harm to health.

The Heatwave Plan for England has prepared for, alerted people to, and prevented, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.

Recommendations are a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

The Plan includes ‘Beat the Heat: Keeping care home residents safe and well’, a guide for care home staff.

Heatwave plan for England

Making the case: the impact of heat on health – now and in the future

Advice for health and social care professionals: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave

Advice for care home managers and staff: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave

Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves: guidance for teachers and professionals

Equality analysis

Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather (leaflet)

Beat the heat (poster)

Beat the heat: keep cool at home (checklist)

Beat the heat: keep care home residents safe and well